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Discover Big Tree and Other Attractions on Koh Yao Noi

Many visitors to Koh Yao Noi are astounded by how much there is to do and see on the island, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the many attractions to help you build a fun-filled itinerary. We’ll also provide information about our 5-star island resort on Koh Yao Noi. Enjoy a stay at Cape Kudu Hotel while you explore Big Tree and all the other attractions in Koh Yao Noi.

Big Tree

Koh Yao Noi’s Big Tree Landmark is literally the biggest attraction on the island. The three-hundred-year-old species of Kapong tree is over one hundred metres tall and has a circumference so large it takes twenty people holding hands to circle its girth. Big Tree also has the distinction of being the largest tree in Thailand!

The location of Big Tree is at the northern end of Koh Yao Noi. The easiest and fastest way to reach it is to take a boat up to Ao Kian Bay and follow the marked trail from the beach into the jungle.

Bang Fahn Fish Farm

When you stay at Cape Kudu Hotel, we can arrange a visit to Bang Fahn Fish Farm for a fascinating close-up view of how the marine resources of Phang Nga Bay have been cultivated into a sustainable industry for the island’s residents. You’ll also be able to taste the fruits of their labours with a delicious lunch or late afternoon tea and seafood prepared Thai-style.


Explore the islands you see from Cape Kudu Hotel.

When you gaze out into the bay from Koh Yao Noi, you’ll see many nearby islands dotting the horizon. These islands have some of the most beautiful waters and coral reefs surrounding them. We can arrange a 4-island snorkelling tour aboard one of our boats so that you can spend the day island-hopping and snorkelling.

Thakow Waterfall

Thakow waterfall is a beautiful waterfall and pool that’s active all year round. It’s a peaceful place to enjoy a picnic lunch. The waterfall is located on the eastern side of the island, just south of Tha Khao Pier. From the pier, simply head south, and the waterfall is off to the right down a signposted side road.

Kayaking Trip

Another way to explore the islands of Phang Nga Bay from the water is by kayak. Cape Kudu Hotel can take you on a kayaking adventure to some of the bay’s most beautiful and recognisable islands. You’ll visit Koh Hong, Khao Phing Kan, Panak Island and the world-famous James Bond Island. You’ll also be able to explore the incredible caves, grottoes and lagoons of Phang Nga Bay.

Build Nests for Local Hornbills

Oriental pied hornbill on Koh Yao Noi.

Koh Yao Noi is home to a unique and beautiful colony of exotic hornbills that the island’s residents watch over as part of a conservation programme. To encourage these birds to breed, the conservation programme builds specially designed nesting boxes, and they can always use a helping hand. Cape Kudu Hotel can arrange for you to spend a day building nesting boxes and watching the hornbills move into their new home once they’re finished.

You can also accompany the island’s conservation specialists on a bird-watching tour of the island’s mangrove forests. You’ll be able to spot Kingfishers, Mangrove Whistlers, Fly-eaters, Mangrove Pittas and White-bellied sea eagles.

Cycle Around the Island

We provide bicycles for our guests to explore the island. Pack a lunch and set off for a day of exploring the villages, coconut groves, farming communities, beaches and forests of Koh Yao Noi. You’ll be charmed by the island’s simple, peaceful way of life.

Book Your Next Holiday at Cape Kudu Hotel

Cape Kudu Hotel offers luxurious 5-star rooms, suites and pool villas. We also have fitness facilities, a boutique, an expansive swimming pool, a pampering spa, and two dining outlets – The Hornbill Restaurant and Café Kantary Koh Yao Noi, plus the Long Island Bar. Book your next holiday at Cape Kudu Hotel on Koh Yao Noi.